Our CTO (Luke Cole) previously worked for Hemisphere GPS (orginally called BEELINE, and now bought out by AgJunction) as a "Robotics Engineer" implementing auto-guidance solutions for various quadbikes and agriculture tractors that was used by 100's of vehicles around the world.
For 10 years, starting as a teenager in 1998 - Luke Cole has also worked for leading research institutes and companies such as NICTA (now called CSIRO Data61), CSIRO, Seeing Machines and ANU Robotics System Lab (lead by Alex Zelinsky, who received a rare prestigious AO award in 2017 and was Defence Scientist of Australia from 2012 for 6 years). Luke's work included various autonomous mobile robot projects, involving computer vision, and even a self-driving car early 2000's. Back then OpenCV and ROS didn't exist, so we did a "roll-your-own" called VisLib and DROS comprised of 364,578 lines of code.
Lance Cole has also worked at NICTA and has a background of various hardware development, such as working for a contract company to the US millary (EOS), building the Common Remotely Operated Weapon Station (CROWS).
Sinnamon Park is about 15km from Brisbane's CBD. Households in the area are generally made up of family groups. There is prestige housing starting to appear in this area and there are extensive recreational and retail facilities nearby. The houses tend to be modern brick and tile structures, with exclusive executive style homes becoming more common in this area. There are plenty of parks as well as two golf courses in the district.
This fairly newly developed suburb is located in the Centenary area 14 kilometres south–west of the Brisbane CBD.
According to Real Estate Institute of Queensland research Sinnamon Park grew strongly during the 1990s with the number of houses in the suburb more than doubling since 1991.
Although the majority of residents live in owner-occupied housing there is a developing rental market with approximately one in every four residential dwellings available for rent.
CityXpress buses and the Centenary Highway service the area. There are several schools in the area including a secondary college located in nearby Oxley.
The district has many recreational facilities include two golf courses: the Jindalee Golf Course and McLeod Country Golf Course. A city council library is located at nearby Mt Ommaney.
Retail facilities in the region are extensive and include Christies Home Base at Jindalee and the Mt Ommaney Centre at Mt Ommaney, which has 110 retail outlets including a Kmart, Big W, Coles and Woolworths supermarkets.